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Prof. John Feick

1958 - B.S., Albright College, Biology
1962 - M.S., Pennsylvania State University, Zoology
2005 - Retired from Saint Anselm College

Research Interests and Background

My original research was an attempt to detect nerve cell activity in cell culture preparations using a light emitting chemical probe (lucigenin) and photon counting equipment. Active oxygen is an expected byproduct of the metabolism of neurons. After treatment of a neuron culture with lucigenin, the detectable photon output may be interpreted as the level of mitochondrial activity and, thus, cellular excitement.

See a summary of my work from the Gordon Research Conference